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AVP, PLADS Financial Operations

Company: AFLAC
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Company

Aflac

The Location

Remote

The Division

Group Life & Disability

The Opportunity

AVP, PLADS Financial Operations

Job Summary

Oversees the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close processes for the PLADS division. Provides oversight for PLADS business financial statements and filings in compliance with GAAP, statutory and tax reporting guidelines. Assists in ad hoc analyses of the division's finances and prepares reports to facilitate decision making. Provides oversight of PLADS business financial operations. Administers internal controls and audits of policies and procedures meant to preserve the business assets. Makes sound business decisions and recommendations. Plans, organizes, and guides key financial and controllership related projects. May be called on to consult in other areas.

Responsibilities

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Reviews financial reports for compliance with accounting and reporting standards such as the Annual Report/Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Quarterly Earnings Release and Financial Supplement and annual and quarterly financial statements with focus on PLADS Business

Reviews annual and quarterly PLADS Business statutory filings

Works with the regulatory reporting team to address PLADS Business GAAP/Statutory/regulatory capital reporting issues; advises on accounting and reporting issues; provides advice to US CFO and US Business leaders on accounting and reporting issues

Oversees and reviews PLADS Business peer disclosures and makes recommendations to enhance disclosures

Ensures compliance with the PLADS Business Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) programs; recommends and implements improvements to the SOX internal controls process

Executes PLADS Business financial reporting integration plans for transactions, implements new accounting guidance, and completes other projects as assigned

Ensures PLADS Business financial systems controls are executed as designed; identifies, selects, and champions the benefits of system and process enhancements needed to improve financial reporting performance; monitors PLADS Business specifications developments and systems testing of implementations and enhancements

Maintains close relationships with customer/stakeholder groups to ensure responsiveness to their current and evolving needs; acts as a liaison with Corporate reporting teams for PLADS Business operations and reporting teams

Works with management team to ensure proper participation of PLADS Business Financial team across business units and processes to balance customer responsiveness and process standardization; ensures that barriers to performance are removed; oversees end-to-end process design, governance and control

Determines regular cadence and oversees PLADS Financial Reporting process debriefs to improve overall performance; monitors implementation process and execution of prioritized improvements in future process cycles

Engages in change management planning to facilitate successful process, people and technology changes

Maintains the organizational framework and provides the necessary leadership to ensure the ongoing availability of a qualified and motivated staff to meet current needs and planned future development

Oversees people management for the PLADS Business Financial team including establishing effective training and rotation programs to mitigate key person risk and to support career development paths; ensures people managers proactively coach teams through timely performance feedback and development plans

Manages interactions with Internal Audit and external auditors

Scope of Responsibility is PLADS Business financial reporting including SEC, PLADS Statutory and specialized reporting (e.g. US Tax) and Risk Based Capital (RBC); Ongoing monitoring and assessment of the PLADS Business Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX") program; PLADS Business financial project management; PLADS Business financial transformation management; PLADS Business financial compliance including systems and control

Performs other related duties as require

Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimum Required Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance or related discipline

Preferred Master's Degree

Minimum Required 10 years of professional job related work experience, 5 years management experience

Experience in accounting, financial reporting, financial planning, analysis and operations, preferably in the insurance industry

Preferred CPA or other professional designation

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Job Knowledge & Skills

Strong functional skills in accounting, financial statements, management reporting, data mining, and data management

Well-developed presentation techniques

Experience in multiple core functions/services (e.g., general accounting/transaction processing, Planning, Reporting & Analysis)

Strong working knowledge of Aflac and Aflac Group strategy and overall objectives of the company

Knowledge and understanding of the operations of the business

Strong quantitative, analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy

Demonstrated creativity in problem solving skills to enable sound decision making

Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills

Ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal stakeholders

Proven ability to think strategically and have a demonstrated focus on action and results

Ability to influence the organization to implement new policies, procedures and programs

Keywords: AFLAC, Fort Lauderdale , AVP, PLADS Financial Operations, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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